KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd subsidiary Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd's (JEP) second of two coal-fired power plants started operations on Dec 27.
The power giant said on Monday with the powering up of the 1,000 megawatt (MW) plant, it has raised Peninsular Malaysia's power supply to 25,981 MW.
The plants, owned and run by its 70% owned-JEP, utilise ultra-supercritical technology (USC), an efficient coal-burning technology with 40% efficiency as against conventional coal-fired power plant which has a 36% efficiency.
TNB said the development of Jimah East Power in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan took 49 months since construction started in 2015. The first 1,000 MW power plant achieved its commercial operation date (COD) on Aug 22,2019.
Apart from JEP, TNB's two other coal-fired plants using USC are Manjung 4 and Manjung 5 in its Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station in Lumut, Perak.
TNB owns a 70% stake in JEP while Mitsui & Co Ltd and The Chugoku Electric Power Co Ltd hold 15% each.
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